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Public Document 



No. 48 



REPORT 

OF THE 

Board or Metropolitan Park 
Commissioners 



December, 1918 




BOSTON 

WRIGHT* & POTTER PRINTING CO., STATE PRINTERS 
32 DERNE STREET 
1919 



JUN 16 1919 



Publication of this Document 

approved by the 
Supervisor of Administration. 



CONTENTS. 

PAGE 

List of Officers, 5 

Report of the Commissioners, 7 

Report of the Secretary, 17 

Report of the Engineer, 30 

Financial Statement, 48 



OFFICERS. 



COMMISSIONERS. 

WILLIAM B. de las CASAS, Chairman. 
EDWIN U. CURTIS. EVERETT C. BENTON. 

ELLERTON P. WHITNEY. CHARLES J. BARTON. 

SECRETARY. 

GEORGE LYMAN" ROGERS. 

ASSISTANT SECRETARY. 

WILLIAM H. GO WELL. 

ENGINEER. 

JOHN R, RABLIN. 

Offices, IS Tremont Street, Boston, Mass. 



Stye CcmmoiuDealtt) oi ittctBsactjusctts. 



REPORT. 



The Metropolitan Park Commission presents herewith its 
twenty-sixth annual report. 

Conditions arising out of the shadow of war in Europe and 
our country's participation in it have very naturally limited the 
extent and scope of the work of this Board during the past year 
and confined it in large measure to the care of the property 
already acquired and to protecting it and facilitating its use by 
the public. At all points the effect of enlistments and changes 
in the personnel of the office and the working forces, and the in- 
creased cost and scarcity of materials, have been felt. The 
service flag of the Board bears seventy-seven stars to indicate 
the number of enlistments from its forces, and besides these 
there have been many others attracted by better remuneration 
or opportunities to other employments. Yet, on the whole, the 
year has been one of satisfactory results, and it is a pleasure to 
acknowledge the generally helpful spirit of co-operation of those 
remaining to carry on the work under adverse conditions. The 
police force was seriously affected by enlistment and other 
changes, and by difficulty in filling vacant places. It is a 
further cause of congratulation that the Army and Navy 
authorities have lent sympathetic assistance to this branch of 
the service both by requiring an observance by those in the 
service of civil laws and rules and regulations, and by detailing 
military police and provost guards for duty at Revere and Xan- 
tasket beaches and at Charles River Basin whenever circum- 
stances made the policing somewhat greater than the depleted 
Metropolitan Park Police Force could provide with a reasonable 
margin of safety. The best of spirit has generally prevailed 
between the several co-operating forces. 



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METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



One important acquirement of land made during the year is 
worthy of special mention, — that of the "Round-House Prop- 
erty," so called, of the Boston and Albany Railroad at the junc- 
tion of Commonwealth Avenue and Essex Street in the city of 
Boston. This acquirement was authorized by chapter 299 of 
the General Acts of 1917, and is most important because it 
preserves opportunity for a connection between the most ample 
and attractive avenue of the city and the park holdings along 
the southerly bank of Charles River, and the possibility of a 
direct and beautiful pleasure way from the very heart of the 
city to Soldiers Field, the Speedway and the western parts of 
the Metropolitan Parks District. But two stretches of river 
front remain to be acquired to make this opportunity complete 
for all time. These are the frontages of the Brookline Gas 
Company, property which is not at this time in active use, and 
of the abattoir at Brighton. Both of these frontages may be 
acquired in a way which will not limit the usefulness of the rest 
of the properties for business purposes. 

Construction work in extension of park facilities has been 
limited and beset by many difficulties because of war condi- 
tions, especially felt in scarcity of labor, high cost and scarcity 
of material. The most important has been that of completing 
a bridge over Neponset River, to provide temporarily for travel 
of all kinds until construction of a new permanent bridge, to 
replace the wooden structure known as Neponset Bridge, 
between Neponset Avenue in the Dorchester district of Boston 
and Hancock Street in Quincy. The old bridge was narrow, 
with only one car track and a draw so close to the Boston side 
as to interfere with navigation, and it had reached the limit of 
safety. The temporary bridge was planned before the war 
began to provide the same accommodation as the old bridge 
until the new bridge was built, and for economy's sake it was 
planned to use the draw from the old bridge. At the request 
of the United States Shipping Board, however, and in large 
measure at its expense, the plan was changed so as to provide 
a width sufficient to carry two car tracks, and to avoid inter- 
ruption-of travel by a new steel draw located in the line of the 
new channel nearer the middle of the river, thereby leaving the 
old bridge in use until the new bridge was completed. These 



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changes caused delay, and the difficulty of obtaining labor and 
supplies caused further delay. The temporary bridge was 
opened to travel, however, on Oct. 28, 1918. The total appro- 
priation made for the cost of the temporary and permanent 
bridges by chapter 300 of the General Acts of 1915 and chapter 
220 of the General Acts of 1917 was $450,000. The cost of the 
temporary bridge was increased by the increased cost of labor 
and materials, by the requirements of the United States govern- 
ment, and by a decision of the Attorney-General that the cost 
of continuing the water service of the city of Boston must be 
assumed as part of the cost of the bridge. The cost of the 
temporary bridge, as charged to the appropriations, has been 
$120,000. The balance of the appropriations available for com- 
pletion of the permanent bridge is, therefore, $330,000, but the 
estimated cost of the permanent bridge in the simplest form of 
a reinforced concrete girder or arch bridge of the width of 60 
feet, as originally planned for, is now estimated as likely to 
cost $400,0Q0. By chapter 11 of the Resolves of 1918 this 
Board has been directed to review the whole matter of construc- 
tion of this bridge with a view to any further recommendation 
which may seem necessary, and full details will be found in that 
special report. It seems worthy of mention, however, that the 
conclusion of the Board in that report will be that the 60 foot 
width of bridge originally contemplated will be sufficient to pro- 
vide for only one line of vehicles moving on each side of two 
lines of cars, and will be insufficient to provide for the combined 
travel which in the near future must be provided for by this 
bridge. In the opinion of this Board this bridge and its ap- 
proaches should be built to a width of 70 feet, so as to provide 
for two lines of vehicles on each side of two lines of cars in the 
center of the bridge. The increased cost of a bridge and ap- 
proaches 70 feet wide over one of 60 feet is estimated at 
$100,000, and the deficiency in the appropriation, as above 
stated, to provide for the width of 60 feet originally con- 
templated is $70,000. This Board will not feel justified in 
beginning construction of the permanent bridge until these 
matters are further determined, and now recommends an ap- 
propriation of $170,000 in addition to the balance now available 
to provide the total appropriation necessary for making the 
permanent bridge and approaches 70 feet in width. 



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METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Construction of the driveway in extension of Mystic River 
driveway has been extended under somewhat adverse condi- 
tions along the southerly side of Mystic Lake as part of a proj- 
ect authorized by a special appropriation under chapter 1§8 of 
the Special Acts of 1915 and chapter 186 of the Special Acts of 
1916. The land for this driveway, including the entire south- 
erly end of Mystic Lake, was a gift. The purpose of the drive- 
way is to provide a continuous way for pleasure travel con- 
necting the driveway along Mystic River with a State highway 
now being completed along the high lands of the north side of 
Arlington, which will provide an improved line of travel to 
Lowell and to Lexington, Concord and other parts of the State. 
The State highway will be completed early in 1919. The drive- 
way being built by this Board may be completed to a degree 
which will warrant its being opened for traveJ at a further 
estimated cost of SI 0,000. The Board believes that public con- 
venience and good faith require provision for the immediate 
completion of this driveway to the extent indicated} and there- 
fore recommends the appropriation necessary for this purpose. 

In contrast with the unexpected cost and delay in the work 
upon Neponset Bridge and the Mystic driveway, it is a pJeas- 
ure to record continuance of the filling for the subgrade of Old 
Colony Parkway at a cost less than could be otherwise obtained 
by purchase of filling in place of ashes and house waste from 
the Boston Development and Sanitary Company. It is ex- 
pected that the filling will continue during the present year, 
and will provide subgrading of all but the approaches to the 
bridge to be built between Savin Hill and Harrison Square. 

Less noteworthy or important construction work, in the form 
of repairs, renewals and changes to meet new conditions of use, 
has been accomplished at many points. Of these, only the ones 
which indicate the general policy of the continuation of work 
through several years require mention. 

The Riverside Recreation Grounds and buildings at River- 
side, Newton, on upper Charles River, were accepted as a gift 
in 1914. The policy of the Board in caring for this property 
has been to make it available for use by the public with the 
fewest possible changes until public use had sufficiently indi- 
cated the direction in which it could be made most useful. It 



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has now become apparent, however, that the use of the grounds 
and buildings is tending to increase in the direction of occasional 
use of all the facilities of the property for large parties for 
picnics and outings, and in daily use from early spring to late 
autumn by individuals and smaller parties to whom the boat 
and canoe storage facilities, the tennis courts, bowling alleys, 
swimming pool and lunch facilities are attractive. This use 
now promises to be permanent and increasing, and it therefore 
has become apparent that, in addition to the repairs necessary 
for the preservation of the property, a certain amount of im- 
provement alterations must be made gradually and as part of a 
policy to be continued through several years. The improve- 
ments begun during the past year are in the direction of a 
renewal and rearrangement of the electric lighting system, re- 
quired both for safety and for convenience, and economy in dis- 
tribution of the cost among the several lessees, and a relocation 
and rebuilding of the pumping plant of the swimming pool to 
provide for proper cleaning and change of water. These im- 
provements will be continued during 1919. The policy adopted 
in regard to this property is practically the same as that which 
has been pursued with success at Xantasket Beach, where, in 
connection with the acquirement of the beach, the Board came 
into possession of a large number of buildings, of which it 
preserved those most likely to be of use and has been gradually 
repairing and altering them in a way to make a consistent 
group of buildings and walks along the water front adapted to 
public convenience and use. A great improvement and a 
greatly increased public use of the Reservation have resulted. 
During the past year a new main sewer has been constructed 
for use of the buildings on the water front, plank walks have 
been replaced by solid fill behind concrete walls, and other im- 
provements and repairs following a permanent and consistent 
policy have been accomplished. 

Dredging required by the Charles River Basin Act, to main- 
tain a stated depth of Broad and Lechmere canals, has involved 
not only removal of silt but also at one point of pieces of 
granite fallen from near-by walls which are gradually being un- 
dermined. The cost of keeping these canals clear of obstruc- 
tions is likely to increase until such time as adequate provision 



12 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 



of law requires that they be protected by walls or close piling. 
These canals are private property, over which the Board has no 
control, and there seems to be no sound reason why the tax 
payers should dredge them and keep them clear of ice unless an 
adequate control over them is given which will enable the 
Board to require abutting properties to be maintained in proper 
condition. 

Along Revere Beach Drive and Revere Beach Parkway con- 
crete walks have been laid for a distance of 3,200 feet. These 
walks are in the form of narrow strips and are undoubtedly a 
great convenience. It seems to be advisable to continue this 
work from year to year at the expense of public funds so that 
the sidewalks along the parkways and other main pleasure ways 
may be maintained at something like the standard of such 
walks in the near-by city and town highways. Last year the 
Board presented a bill to the Legislature intended to provide 
for such sidewalks upon terms of assessment of a percentage of 
their cost upon the abutters, as is customary in the adjoining 
municipality, but this act failed. In 1917 a special act author- 
ized granolithic sidewalks on Middlesex Fells Parkway opposite 
Broadway Park, but the abutters have been unwilling to 
assume any part of the cost, and the Board did not feel that 
conditions at this point warranted the building of granolithic 
sidewalks wholly at the expense of the District. The need for 
better sidewalks at many other places is great, and the Board 
will feel that it must build them gradually as its funds will per- 
mit. It would be better, however, if there were a general side- 
walk law authorizing assessment of a part of the cost on abut- 
ting owners so that the work might proceed more rapidly. 

The lighting of the parkways by the Welsbach system of 
naphtha lamps has deteriorated, and is unsatisfactory and in- 
ferior to electric lighting upon the better public ways of the 
cities and towns of the District. It has been especially unsatis- 
factory during the past two years, and, though this may in 
some measure be attributed to war conditions, yet the Board is 
of the opinion that unless a very marked improvement takes 
place, it will be desirable to substitute an underground conduit 
electric lighting system as soon as possible. The Board has 
authority to make ten-year contracts for electric lighting, but 



1919.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 13 



owing to war conditions the electric light companies have been 
prohibited from making extensions of their lines. It is hoped 
that this prohibition will be soon removed. 

In spite of adverse war conditions and consequent difficulty 
in obtaining labor, the woods and river bank reservations have 
been wel! cared for and much improvement work carried on. 
In Blue Hills the gypsy moth has been kept in check. Much 
improvement cutting has been done chiefly of sprout growth 
and chestnut trees, which here as elsewhere in the country 
seem to be doomed by the chestnut blight, against which no 
effective remedy has yet been found. One hundred and fifty 
thousand pine seedlings have been planted this year, making a 
total of pine seedlings to date of approximately 1,500,000. Of 
these, a large percentage have lived, and some are now trees 8 
feet high. There is good reason for confidence that within a 
few years the rather monotonous tree growth of the Reservation 
will be greatly improved by cutting and enriched by the pine 
plantations. In Middlesex Fells many berry-bearing shrubs 
have been set out for the sake of enriching the shrubbery of the 
Reservation and of providing food for birds in winter. All the 
shrubs used in the reservations and parkways are supplied from 
the nursery at this Reservation, and it may be added that this 
nursery now furnishes a better stock at lower cost than can be 
obtained in the private nurseries. All playground appliances 
have been removed from the Sheep Pasture and from the water- 
shed of the Winchester reservoirs to the smaller and less open 
section between the watershed of these reservoirs and that of 
Spot Pond Reservoir. The location to which these appliances 
have been removed is off the watershed of any of the reservoirs 
which supply drinking water to the District, and the change 
was deemed advisable to avoid the appearance of inviting use 
of the watershed of the reservoirs by great numbers of people, 
and the consequent thought of acts which might be a pollution. 
The change was made at the request of the Winchester Water 
and Sewer Board and by advice of the State Department of 
Health. It is greatly regretted because it is the only portion of 
the Reservation where a large playfield is available, and is, 
therefore, a serious diminution of the public opportunity for 
enjoyment and use of the Reservation. It had come into a 



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METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



large use for picnics and outings, and the very evident eager- 
ness of the public who took advantage of the convenience and 
attractiveness of this region, and the many inquiries which the 
Board cannot satisfy for similar convenience elsewhere, leads 
the Board to hope that it may be possible to provide some 
other convenient and adaptable playground by additional ac- 
quirements within the range of reasonable transportation 
charges. Beaver Brook Reservation is constantly used for this 
purpose, but is too small for general use. Blue Hills has only 
one small open area with open field, and the Riverside Recrea- 
tion Grounds are so far from Boston as ~to make the cost of 
reaching them a limitation. Other open spaces are lacking in 
near-by groves and the joy of rural surroundings. At the time 
of the change in use of the Sheep Pasture Playground appli- 
ances, it was deemed advisable to terminate the care by this 
Board as part of the Middlesex Fells of the lands and waters of 
the town of Winchester used for its water supply. 

In all the reservations available open land has been cultivated 
partly by assignments of plots to private use as war gardens, 
and partly by cultivation by the forces of the reservations. 
The result has been very satisfactory both in crops and in im- 
provement of the lands with a view to making them permanent 
hay fields to produce the hay consumed in the reservations. 

Except as above stated, the Board makes no recommenda- 
tions at this time for appropriations for extension of acquire- 
ments or construction work. It may be suggested, however, 
that if there should arise in the near future necessity for resum- 
ing public work as an aid to the return of the man power of the 
Commonwealth from war service to that of civilian occupation, 
many pieces of construction work in building of parkways and 
of needed buildings for which the land has already been ac- 
quired in previous years may be entered upon with great ad- 
vantage. Such work might include the driveway and shore 
protection from Revere Beach to Winthrop, the 'West Roxbury 
and Dedham parkways, the driveway along Charles River from 
Gerry's Landing to Arsenal Street, and the southwest Border 
Road of Middlesex Fells, connecting Middlesex Fells and Mys- 
tic Valley parkways, and service sheds at Revere Beach, 
Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills. Old Colony Parkway may 



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15 



also be considered, but in view of the favorable terms under 
which construction of subgrade is now proceeding, it seems un- 
necessary to hurry further construction. 

War conditions have greatly increased the cost of living and 
led to increase in cost of labor and salaries. The adoption of a 
State standard limiting increase in clerical salaries has pre- 
vented reasonable increases,- however, in the clerical branches of 
service, and caused much difficulty in retaining efficient clerks 
and in replacing those who have left the service of the Board. 
It is hoped that this will be rearranged by action of the coming 
Legislature, and at this time it is worthy of attention that the 
salaries of the engineering employees are limited in the same 
way, so that it not infrequently happens that the engineering 
assistant responsible for work in the field receives less pay than 
the foreman or even the laborers on the work, who have no 
serious responsibility for its accuracy or honesty of performance. 
It may also be added that the salaries of the higher officers 
employed by the Board, and those of the Board, are the same 
as those in the years when the cost of living began to rise, and 
are therefore only about one-half in purchasing power of what 
they were at the time when they were established. Considera- 
tion of all these matters by the Legislature is suggested. 

Within the past few years consideration has been given by 
the Legislature to suggestions for an enlarged State constab- 
ulary or police, and incident to this consideration there have 
been suggestions that the Metropolitan Park Police should be 
made auxiliary to, or subject to call for service by. the State 
police. This Board has uniformly and consistently objected to 
these suggestions, not from any disinclination to render assist- 
ance whenever requested by the Governor, as of one distinct 
force to another in case of special and serious emergency, but 
from the very firm belief that the necessity of public protection 
and the nature and necessity of the public protection in the use 
of the Metropolitan parks and reservations require that the 
force used by the Metropolitan Park Commission should be 
trained directly by this Board specifically for the work to be 
performed, and in all but special emergencies engaged solely in 
its performance. It is deemed essential that the park police 
should at all times have in mind the thought and habits which 



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[Jan. 



will give confidence to the public to look to them for protection, 
assistance and information in the use of the reservations and 
parkways as places of safe and rational recreation, and the 
experience and observation of the Board lead them to believe 
very firmly that this requires a different training and influence 
from that which is deemed essential in the training of the usual 
police force for the detection and following up of crime and 
violence, and dealing with the vicious of many elements of a 
city population. It is sincerely hoped that this distinction may 
be recognized and that no further thought will be given to 
diverting the Metropolitan Park Police to a divided authority 
and training except when required by the Governor. 
All of which is respectfully submitted. 

WILLIAM B. de las CASAS, 
EDWIN U. CURTIS, 
ELLERTON P. WHITNEY, 
EVERETT C. BENTON, 
CHARLES J. BARTON, 

Metropolitan Park Commission. 

December, 1918. 



Metropolitan Park System— Dec. 1, 1918. 





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463.72 






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177.56 
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788.17 
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19.59 
59.63 
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2.595.48 
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8 10 
66.31 


265.34 


72.37 


22.70 




7.57 


101.25 




111 50 


52.73 




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08.70 

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23.58 
318 00 

79.37 


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142.60 

31.26 
19.91 

1S5.11 

304.99 






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1.515 
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REPORT OF THE SECRETARY. 



Hon. William B. de las CASAS, Chairman, Metropolitan Park Com- 
mission. 

Sir: — I submit herewith the annual report of the Secretary 
for the year ending Nov. 30, 1918. 

1. Acquirement of Lands. 
The following takings of land have been made: — 

1. About 36,734 square feet from the Boston and Albany 
Railroad Company at the corner of Commonwealth Avenue 
and Essex Street, Boston, under authority of chapter 299 of the 
General Acts of 1917. This taking provides an entrance From 
Commonwealth Avenue to land controlled by the Commission 
in Boston on the south bank of the Charles River. 

2. A narrow strip along the banks of Mystic River westerly 
of South Street Court, Medford, to provide a better approach 
to the Reservation and give an opportunity to improve the 
appearance of a point in the Reservation particularly obtrusive 
from other parts of the Reservation. 

3. A small lot on the bank of Mystic River in Arlington, 
formerly the location of a pumping station, appurtenant to the 
Rawson estate. 

There are about 27 claims pending for takings of land made 
within two years. The claims will probably require about 
$75,000 to discharge. Of these claims, 23 are in suit. 

2. General Administration and Superintendence. 
Owing to war conditions, the points in the routine work of 
administration the past year suggesting particular notice are 
naturally very limited. 

Revere Beach Division. 
The Revere Beach Bath-house was opened permanently June 
15, and closed permanently September S. The total number of 



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[Jan. 



bathers was 167,766, of whom 94,697 were male and 73,069 
female bathers. The gross receipts were 835,259.95. On July 
28 the bath-house was used by 10,011 bathers, the largest num- 
ber using the bath-house in any one day since it was built. 

At Nahant Beach the bath-house was opened permanently on 
June 29 and closed September 2. The total number of bathers 
was 42,506, of whom 22,831 were male and 19,675 female 
bathers. The total receipts were 88,675.10. 

A certain amount of money was given in the maintenance 
appropriations of this year for the construction of sidewalks, 
Revere Beach Reservation, north of Revere Street, and during 
the year a total length of 3,202 feet of walk has been recon- 
structed with concrete surface. A special item of maintenance 
was also furnished for the repair of the sea wall at Lynn and 
AYinthrop Shore reservations, and this work has been done. 

Charles River Division, Lower Bavin. 
The following sporting events took place on the Basin during 
the year: — 

May 1. Huntington School and Technology class rowing races. 
May 4. Harvard class rowing races. 
May 9. Rowing races. 

May 10. Brown and Nichols school rowing races. 

May 11. Phillips Exeter and Brown rowing races. 

May 16. Boston College and Brown and Nichols rowing races. 

May 18. Technology and Greenough and Noble rowing races. 

May 21. Brown and Nichols and Cambridge Latin rowing races. 

Brown and Nichols and Worcester Latin High rowing races. 
May 24. Brown and Nichols and Huntington rowing races. 
May 25. Harvard rowing regatta. 

May 29. Interscholastic Rowing Association, rowing regatta. 

May 31. Interscholastic Rowing Association, rowing regatta. 

June 1. Greenough and Noble and Exeter rowing races. 

June 29. United States Navy water carnival, rowing and swimming 

events. 

July 4. New England Amateur Rowing Association, regatta. 

City of Boston swimming races. » 
July 20. American Red Cross Life Saving Corps, swimming exhibition. 
August 17. City of Boston swimming races. 
August 24. Boston American annual girls' swimming regatta. 
September 2. New England Amateur Rowing Association, rowing re- 
gatta. 



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Charles River Upper, Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills Divisions. 

In Charles River Upper, Middlesex Fells and Blue Hills 
divisions 896 bushels of corn and 333 bushels of oats were 
grown, and in Middlesex Fells Division 937 bushels of carrots. 
These carrots will supply feed for the animals in Middlesex 
Fells Division and leave 475 bushels for feed of animals in the 
other divisions. The corn raised in these divisions has been 
distributed among the divisions for feed of horses. 

Nantasket Beach Division. 
The bath-house was opened June 29 and closed September 2. 
There were 37,773 male and 35,097 female bathers, making a 
total of 72,870 altogether. The gross receipts were $15,452.85. 



Band Concerts, 1918. 

Revere Beach (afternoons and evenings of every day except Mon- 
days, beginning June 30 to and including Labor Day), . 

Nahant Beach (Friday afternoons and evenings, July 5, 12, 19, 26, 
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Sunday afternoons, July 21, August 4, 18), 

Nantasket Beach (afternoons and evenings of every day except 
Mondays, beginning June 30 to and including Labor Day), 

Weston Bridge, .... 

Foot of Great Blue Hill, . 

Fellsmere Park, Maiden, . 

Sheepfold, Middlesex Fells, 

Manchester Field, Winchester, 

Broadway Park, Somerville, 

West Somerville Playground, . 

Speedway, Brighton, . 

Charles River Road, Watertown, 

Fox Island, Waltham, 

Riverside Recreation Grounds, 

Chelsea Playground, . 

Boston Embankment, 

Ell Pond Park, Melrose, . 

Quincy Shore Reservation, 

Furnace Brook Parkway, . 

Mystic Valley Parkway, . 

Wakefield, 

Woburn Parkway, 

Winthrop Shore Reservation, . 

Lowell Memorial Park, 

Beaver Brook Reservation, 

Total, 



112 

20 

112 
3 
6 
3 
7 
3 
4 
2 
4 
2 
2 
6 
3 
5 
3 
3 
2 
2 
3 
3 
2 

3 

_2 
318 



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[Jan. 



3. Finances. 

Detailed statements of the receipts and expenditures the past 
year will be found in the "Financial Statement. " 

Loan Appropriations. 
The appropriations heretofore made in the form of loans, 
with accretions thereto, are as follows: — 



Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund. 

Original appropriation, chapter 407, Acts of 1893, . . 81,000,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 483, Acts of 1894, . . 500,000 00 

Charles River Act, chapter 509, Acts of 1894, . . 300,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 305, Acts of 1895, . . 500,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 466, Acts of 1896, . . 1,000,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 464, Acts of 1897, . . 500,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 530, Acts of 1898, . . 1,000,000 00 

Revere Beach Bath-house Act, chapter 142, Acts of 1899, . 125,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 406, Acts of 1899, . . 300,000 00 

Charles River Improvement Act, chapter 465, Acts of 1900, 50,000 00 

Fuller's Wharf Act, chapter 467, Acts of 1900, . . . 30,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 445, Acts of 1901, . . 450,000 00 

Mystic River Bridge Act, chapter 492, Acts of 1901, . . 200,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 290, Acts of 1903, . . 125,000 00 

Newton Upper Falls Bridge Act, chapter 391, Acts of 1903, 40,000 00 

Continuing appropriation, chapter 429, Acts of 1903, 1,500,000 00 

Nahant Beach Bath-house Act, chapter 326, Acts of 1904, 70,000 00 

Reimbursing loan for moth expense, chapter 486, Acts of 1906, 50,000 00 
Purification of Mystic River, Alewife Brook and adjacent 

water-courses, ponds and drainage areas, chapter 529, 

Acts of 1906, 100,000 00 

Additional appropriation for purification of Mystic River, 

etc., chapter 529, Acts of 1907, 25,000 00 

Mystic River and Winthrop Shore Act, chapter 652, Acts 

of 1908, 70,000 00 

Charles River Land Act, chapter 628, Acts of 1910, and 

chapter 439, Acts of 1911, 99,554 95 

Alewife Brook Purification Act, chapter 458, Acts of 1911, 15,000 00 

Work for unemployed, chapter 4, General Acts of 1915, . 50,000 00 

Weston Bridge Act, chapter 368, Special Acts of 1915, . 50,000 00 

$8,149,554 95 

To provide for interest and sinking fund requirements to 

1900, chapter 311, Acts of 1897, 900,000 00 

Total amount of loans, $9,049,554 95 

Amounts received from sales of buildings, receipts from 

bath-houses, fines, etc., 198,942 81 

Total, $9,248,497 76 



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Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, Series II. 



Original boulevard, chapter 288, Acts of 1894, . . . $500,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 472, Acts of 1896, . . 500,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 521, Acts of 1897, . . 1,000,000 00 

Saugus Bridge Act, chapter 547, Acts of 1898, . . . 100,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 428, Acts of 1899, . . 500,000 00 

Mattapan Bridge Act, chapter 443, Acts of 1900, . . 75,000 00 

Winchester Act, chapter 444, Acts of 1900, .... 50,000 00 

Revere Beach Parkway Act, chapter 445, Acts of 1900, 200,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 172, Acts of 1902, . . 450,000 00 

General appropriation, chapter 359, Acts of 1903, . . 110,000 00 

Continuing appropriation, chapter 419, Acts of 1903, . 1,500,000 00 
Alewife Brook and Fresh Pond Parkway Act, chapter 651, 

Acts of 1908, 50,000 00 

Continuing appropriation, chapter 699, Acts of 1912, . 1,000,000 00 

Wellington Bridge Act, chapter 794, Acts of 1914, 115,000 00 

Work for unemployed, chapter 5, Special Acts of 1915, 50,000 00 
Alewife Brook Parkway construction, chapter 243, General 

Acts of 1915, 35,000 00 

Neponset Bridge Act, chapter 300, General Acts of 1915, . 350,000 00 

Wellington Bridge Act, chapter 178, General Acts of 1916, 11,000 00 
Improvement of lands in Arlington, chapter 186, General 

Acts of 1916, 20,000 00 

Parkway connecting Blue Hills Reservation and Granite 

Street, Braintree, chapter 235, General Acts of 1916, . 10,000 00 
Construction of Dedham Parkway, chapter 237, General 

Acts of 1916, . : . . 10,000 00 

Additional appropriation for Xeponset Bridge construction, 

chapter 220, General Acts of 1917, 100,000 00 

Settlement of claims for land, Furnace Brook Parkway, 

chapter 316, General Acts of 1917, 8,000 00 



86,744,000 00 

To provide for interest and sinking fund requirements to 

1900, chapter 311, Acts of 1917, 100,000 00 



Total amount of loans, §6,844,000 00 

Receipt from sales, etc., 29,914 16 



Total, ■ . $6,S73,914 16 



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Nantasket Beach Loan. 

Appropriation, chapter 464, Acts of 1899, .... $600,000 00 

Appropriation, chapter 456, Acts of 1901, .... 100,000 00 



Total amount of loans, $700,000 00 

Receipts from rents, etc., 5,881 50 



Total, $705,881 50 

Charles River Basin Loan. 

Bonds issued for 1904, $250,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1905, 400,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1906, 600,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1907, 1,150,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1908, 400,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1909, 850,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1910, 475,000 00 

Bonds issued for 1911, 300,000 00 

Appropriation, chapter 539, Acts of 1913, . . 40,000 00 
Driveway, Brooks Street to Charlesbank Road, chapter 

188, General Acts of 1915, 35,000 00 



Total amount of bonds, $4,500,000 00 

Receipts added to loan, 9,368 91 



Total, $4,509,368 91 



Expenditures from Loans. 
The following tables show the total amount expended in each 
of the foregoing loans, the total cost of each reservation and 
parkway to Dec. 1, 1918, and the amount charged by the 
Auditor's department to meet the sinking fund and interest 
requirements previous to Jan. 1, 1900. The item of "Miscel- 
laneous" in these tables includes cost of construction of roads, 
buildings and of all other work of construction, and all other 
charges against these loans except those for land, general ex- 
penses, sinking fund and cost of maintenance required by law 
to be charged to loans up to 1897. The total charges for main- 
tenance to 1897, general expenses and sinking fund are given 
separately at the end of the tables. The total amounts charged 
to those loans are as follows: — 



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Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund. 

Land, $5,392,798 66 

Miscellaneous, including construction of roads, buildings, 

etc., 3,394,831 79 

General expense, 163,371 12 

Maintenance to Jan. 1, 1897, sinking fund assessments to 

Jan. 1, 1900, and interest, 290,326 56 

Transfer to Serial Bond Loan, 3,601 10 

$9,244,929 23 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, Series II. 

Land, $2,258,544 66 

Miscellaneous, including construction of roads, buildings, 

etc., 3,895,879 47 

General expense, 107,090 19 

Sinking fund assessments to Jan. 1, 1900, and one-half 

interest, 59,195 89 

$6,320,710 21 

Nantasket Beach Loan. 

Land, $603,329 57 

Miscellaneous, including construction of buildings, etc., . 102,551 93 

$705,881 50 

The amounts expended from these loans for the fiscal year 
ending Nov. 30, 1918, are stated in tables in the financial 
statement. 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund. 
Blue Hills Reservation: — 

Land, $363,357 29 

Miscellaneous, 307,058 66 

$670,415 95 

Middlesex Fells Reservation : — 

Land, $691,162 69 

Miscellaneous, 294,557 47 

985,720 16 

Revere Beach Reservation: — 

Land, $1,162,947 67 

Miscellaneous, 800,999 04 

1,963,946 71 

Stony Brook Reservation : — 

Land, $281,243 87 

Miscellaneous, 76,810 67 

358,054 54 



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Beaver Brook Reservation: — 

Land, $29,819 29 

Miscellaneous, 24,437 35 

Hemlock Gorge Reservation : — 

Land, $53,254 00 

Miscellaneous, 15,543 94 



$54,256 64 



68,797 94 



Charles River Reservation: — 

Land, $1,569,391 51 

Miscellaneous, 340,471 43 

1,909,862 94 

Neponset River Reservation : — 

Land, $233,473 04 

Miscellaneous, 46,418 97 



Mystic River Reservation : — 

Land, $242,883 21 

Miscellaneous, 380,815 51 

Lynn Shore Reservation: — 

Land, $361,199 29 

Misce laneous, 243,580 01 

Quincy Shore Reservation: — 

Land, $73,726 26 

Miscellaneous, ...... 198,160 63 

Winthrop Shore Reservation : — 

Land, $51,067 32 

Miscellaneous, 170,560 99 

Hart's Hill Reservation: — 

Land, $10,000 00 

Miscellaneous, 202 35 

King's Beach Reservation : — 

Land, $24,297 21 

Miscellaneous, 1,551 63 

West Roxbury Parkway: — 

Land, $244,976 01 

Miscellaneous, 8,313 67 



279,892 01 



623,698 72 



604,779 30 



271,886 89 



221,628 31 



10,202 35 



25,848 84 



253,289 68 



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Wellington Bridge: 
Miscellaneous, 



$185,317 42 



Nahant Beach Bath-house: — 

Miscellaneous, . . . . . §67,794 58 



Boylston Street Bridge: — 

Miscellaneous, $45,838 57 



Alewife Brook Purification: — 

Miscellaneous, $136,398 90 



Weston Bridge : — 

Miscellaneous, S50,000 00 



General expense, 



$185,317 42 
67,794 58 
45,838 57 
136,398 90 



50,000 00 
163,371 12 



Sinking fund requirements to 1896, 

Care and maintenance to July 1, 1896, . 

Care and maintenance, July 1, 1896, to Jan 
1, 1897, 

Sinking fund assessment for 1897, 

Sinking fund assessment for 1898, 

Sinking fund assessment for 1899, 

Interest, 

Transfer to Serial Bond Loan (unexpended 
balance Alewife Brook purification ap- 
priation), 



Total charged to Dec. 1, 1918, 
Balance Dec. 1, 1918, 



$8,951,001 57 




$18,980 18 

85,813 46 

19,604 06 

63,630 70 

9,755 55 

64,224 00 

28,318 61 



3,601 10 



293,927 66 

$9,244,929 23 
3,568 53 

$9,248,497 76 



Metropolitan Parks Loax Fund, Series II. 
Blue Hills Parkway: — 

Land, $133,505 02 

Miscellaneous, 269,513 47 

Middlesex Fells Parkway: — 

Land, $263,687 60 

Miscellaneous, 613,667 39 

Mystic Valley Parkway: — 

Land, $203,990 91 

Miscellaneous, . . * . . . . 423,840 01 



S403,01S 49 



877,354 99 



627.S30 92 



26 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Revere Beach Parkway: — 

Land, $537,445 51 

Miscellaneous, 869,565 65 

$1,407,011 16 

Neponset River Parkway: — 

. Land, $83,941 75 

Miscellaneous, 36,100 54 

: 120,042 29 

Fresh Pond Parkway : — 

Land, $44,086 25 

Miscellaneous, 31,635 58 

75,721 83 

Furnace Brook Parkway: — 

Land, $173,897 77 

Miscellaneous, 239,884 59 

413,782 36 

Nahant Beach Parkway: — 

Land, $80,940 78 

Miscellaneous, 76,014 13 

156,954 91 

Lynn Fells Parkway: — 

Land, $40,468 46 

Miscellaneous, 126,373 84 

166,842 30 

Winthrop Parkway: — 

Land, $132,915 73 

Miscellaneous, 54,523 38 

187,439 11 

Alewife Brock Parkway: — 

Land, $144,497 74 

Miscellaneous, 45,705 13 

190,202 87 

Charles River Speedway: — 

Miscellaneous, $521,348 66 

: 521,348 66 

Blue Hills roads : — 

Miscellaneous, $8,742 06 

8,742 06 

Middlesex Fells roads: — 

Miscellaneous, $61,483 68 

61,483 68 

Stony Brook roads: — 

Miscellaneous, $37,183 45 

37,183 45 



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Lynnway: — 

Land, $20,500 00 

Miscellaneous, 124,368 29 

$144,868 29 

Spy Pond Parkway: — 

Miscellaneous, $89 04 

89 04 

Old Colony Parkway : — 

Land, $282,590 53 

Miscellaneous, 51,926 98 

334,517 51 

Woburn Parkway: — 

Land, $3,958 75 

Miscellaneous, 52,038 32 

55,997 07 

Dedham Parkway: — 

Land, $10,527 01 

Miscellaneous, 22,552 42 

33,079 43 

Hammond Pond Parkway : — 

Land, $94,965 85 

Miscellaneous, 5,061 45 

100,027 30 

Quannapowitt Parkway: — 

Land, ........ $6,625 00 

Miscellaneous, 1,831 82 

8,456 82 

West Roxbury Parkway: — 

Miscellaneous, $199 42 

199 42 

Vose's Grove : — 

Miscellaneous, $980 08 

980 08 

Wellington Bridge : — 

Miscellaneous, $120,796 40 

120,796 40 

Neponset Bridge: — 

Miscellaneous, $95,028 72 

95,028 72 

Arlington Parkway: — 

Miscellaneous, $4,035 12 

4,035 12 



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West Street, Braintree : — 

Miscellaneous, $1,389 85 



General expense, 



Sinking fund requirements for 1896, 
Sinking fund requirements for 1897, 
Sinking fund requirements for 1898, 
Sinking fund requirements for 1899, 
One-half interest, .... 



Total charged to Dec. 1, 1918, 
Balance Dec. 1, 1918, 



$1,389 85 
107,090 19 

$6,261,514 32 



$3,650 03 
14,057 10 
3,765 08 
15,396 00 
22,327 68 



59,195 89 

$6,320,710 21 
558,203 95 



$6,878,914 16 

Nantasket Beach Loan. 

Land, $603,329 57 

Miscellaneous, 102,551 93 



Total charged to Dec. 1, 1918, 



$705,881 50 



Charles River Basin Loan. 
Expended from beginning of work to Dec. 1, 1918, 



S4,469,933 63 



The above amount has been distributed as follows : — 



Administration, $108,060 16 

Dam, 1,118,772 60 

Lock, 724,142 64 

Temporary bridge and approaches, . . 184,895 36 

Drawbridge, 100,371 06 

Highway, 55,557 85 

Dredging, pile-driving and protection work 

in Basin, 179,881 35 

Broad Canal, 117,251 64 

Lechmere Canal, 53,388 87 

Boston Embankment, 895,213 92 

Boston Marginal Conduit, .... 635,511 96 

Cambridge Marginal Conduit, . . 99,472 48 

Elimination of malarial mosquitoes, . 1,173 68 

Landing piers, 7,667 99 

Float anchorage, 23 90 



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Police signal system, $9,847 56 

Improvement of south bank and driveway, . 31,506 09 

Service sheds, 19,198 95 

Mortuary, 1,560 66 

Otter Street widening, 34,762 82 

Landing near Faneuil Station, . . . 1,057 83 
Alterations and improvements in stable and 

stable yard, 2,052 15 

Shelters, 1,672 00 

Rent of land, 1 00 

Maintenance, 88,708 51 

84,471,753 03 



Respectfully submitted, 

GEO. LYMAN ROGERS, 

Secretary. 



Dec. 1, 1918. 



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[Jan. 



REPORT OF THE ENGINEER. 



Hon. William B. de las Casas, Chairman, Metropolitan Park Com- 
mission. 

Sir: — I submit herewith the report of the Engineer for the 
year ending Nov. 30, 1918, as follows: — 

The number of men employed in the Engineering Depart- 
ment, which had been reduced to 20 at the end of last year, was 
further diminished during this year by the resignation of 12 
more to enter the service or to accept employment in war work. 
Four men have been appointed to fill some of these vacancies, 
but it has been difficult to find enough men willing to accept 
these positions, at the salary offered, to maintain a properly 
balanced organization. For this reason the department has 
been somewhat handicapped in speedily performing the work 
required of it, but as little new construction work has been in 
progress, and the requirements have been chiefly in connection 
with maintenance and preliminary work, it has been possible 
to arrange to meet them without serious delays. It seems 
probable that there will be little difficulty in obtaining assist- 
ants for the next year's work as applications are already being 
filed. 

Alary C. Godvin, chief clerk in this department since its 
organization in 1896, died on June 4, 1918. She has constantly 
rendered faithful and efficient service to the Commonwealth 
during her twenty-two years of employment. 

The principal pieces of construction work done under the 
direction of the department have been the completion of the 
temporary bridge over the Neponset River, the filling and grad- 
ing of Mystic Valley Parkway Extension along the southerly 
shore of Lower Mystic Lake from Medford Street to Mystic 
Street, Arlington, and the filling of sections of Old Colony 
Parkway with ashes and rubbish collected in the near-by dis- 
trict by city of Boston contractors. 



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The services of the Engineering Department have been fur- 
nished for the direction and supervision of the work for the 
care and operation of the locks and drawbridges under the con- 
trol of this Commission, and for the work of maintenance, re- 
pairs and resurfacing of roadways. 

The cost of conducting the department has been as follows: — 

Engineering: — 
Construction: — 

Services/ $9,806 16 

Expenses, . 421 87 

$10,228 03 

Maintenance: — 

Services, $16,842 62 

Expenses, 2,352 88 

19,195 50 

Total, $29,423 53 

Details of the work done under the direction of this depart- 
ment are given in the following sections and in the tables ap- 
pended. 

Parkways. 
Alewife Brook Parkway. 

Extensive repairs have been made to the Hill Road Bridge 
over Alewife Brook Channel by the rebuilding of practically the 
entire floor, at a cost of S762.08. 

Considerable damage was done to the roadway surface and 
concrete edgestone and sidewalk by fire which destroyed the 
Boston Elevated car barn adjacent to the Parkway. This 
damage was repaired at a cost of $915.28. 

The removal of these car barns gives an opportunity to ac- 
quire additional land for the Parkway at this point, which was 
considerably restricted at the time of construction on account 
of the excessive cost of taking this property. A plan has hwn 
prepared and negotiations begun with the company to acquire 
a small triangular parcel. 

A section of the roadway from Mystic Valley Parkway to the 
Somerville Playground has been resurfaced with bituminous 
macadam by the forces of the Middlesex Fells Division. This 



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[Jan. 



part of the Parkway, which was formerly Powder House Boule- 
vard, was transferred to this Commission by the city of Somer- 
ville. 

Plans and estimates for underdrainage and edgestone in the 
section near the Somerville Playground at the junction with 
Powder House Boulevard have been made and a portion of the 
work completed. « 

Middlesex Fells Parkway. 

A section of the easterly roadway from the southerly end of 
Wellington Bridge to the end of the concrete road constructed 
by the Massachusetts Highway Commission on Middlesex Ave- 
nue has been resurfaced with Portland cement concrete. This 
section of the road is subject to considerable heavy traffic, both 
by motor and horse-drawn vehicles, and in the past has been 
difficult to maintain in good condition. The easterly or traffic 
roadway north from Wellington Bridge to the junction of 
Middlesex Avenue is also difficult to maintain with a bituminous 
surface on account of the excess of heavy traffic, and I recom- 
mend that in the near future this section be surfaced with Port- 
land cement concrete. 

Estimates have been prepared and lines and grades given for 
the construction of a Wright wire fence 6 feet high about the 
grounds in the vicinity of the Somerville Bath-house. 

Mystic Valley Parkway. 
Additional work has been done for the filling and grading of 
Mystic Valley Parkway Extension from High Street to Mystic 
Street, Arlington, along the southerly side of Lower Mystic 
Lake. For this work about 16,000 cubic yards of filling ma- 
terial were obtained from the Arlington Cemetery adjacent to 
the Parkway, which material was given to this Board free of 
cost by the trustees. There were 3,500 cubic yards obtained 
from our own property adjacent to the cemetery, and 2,055 cubic 
yards from the land of Annie M. Easte in Arlington. The 
amount of filling material required for this work was consider- 
ably increased over the preliminary estimates on account of ex- 
cessive settlement in the swamp. Studies have been made for 
a change of line opposite the portion in which the greatest 



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settlement occurred, which can be accomplished by taking a 
narrow strip of back land belonging to the heirs of Augustus E. 
Scott. The value of the land is not great, and considerable 
expense of filling will be saved. 

Slight changes have been made at the proposed entrance to 
Mystic Street to conform to the entrance of the State highway 
on the opposite side. These changes necessitated the acquire- 
ment of a small piece of land belonging to the town of Arling- 
ton. 

A plan has been prepared for the conveyance of land to the 
town of Arlington for widening of Medford Street. 

The section of roadway between Winthrop Street and Main 
Street, Medford, has been resurfaced with bituminous macadam. 
The work was done by the forces of the Middlesex Fells Divi- 
sion. 

Studies are being made and data collected for report to the 
Legislature on control of the shores of Mystic Lakes. 

Old Colony Parkway. 
Neponset Bridge. — On account of delays in obtaining ma- 
terials for the construction of the temporary Xeponset Bridge, 
work could not be completed by the first of the year as had 
been anticipated, and work was practically suspended during 
the winter months. At about the time the work was resumed 
in the spring to complete the temporary bridge, representatives 
of the United States Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corpora- 
tion conferred with this Board regarding widening the Tem- 
porary bridge so as to provide for the location of two electric 
street railway tracks instead of one as provided by our plans 
and as existed on the old bridge. The object of this widening 
was to facilitate the handling of large numbers of men em- 
ployed at the Fore River and Squantum plants of the Bethle- 
hem Shipbuilding Company. Agreements were drawn whereby 
the Emergency Fleet Corporation would pay the cost of the 
widening of the temporary bridge, changes in Bay State Street 
Railway car barns, and construction of loop trestle for electric 
cars. The work was to be done by this Commission in con- 
nection with its work of building temporary bridge. These 
negotiations for changes in the original plans caused further 



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[Jan. 



delay in the completion of the temporary bridge. Contract for 
steel drawbridge could not be made until the matter of widening 
was definitely settled. Contract was then made with the Bos- 
ton Bridge Works to build the draw of the bridge on a cost plus 
percentage basis. The whole work of building the temporary 
bridge and widening, steel drawbridge, electric car trestle and 
changes in car barn was completed so that it could be opened 
to public traffic on October 28. After the traffic was diverted 
to the new bridge, the work of removing a portion of the old 
bridge opposite the new channel and completing the dredging of 
the new channel was done. As requested by the representatives 
of the Emergency Fleet Corporation, no interruption whatever 
was caused to the highway traffic by the changes. A short in- 
terruption in navigation occurred, but at practically no incon- 
venience, as arrangements were made with the two companies 
who receive the coal which goes about the bridge. 

The work of completing the water and gas siphon, which it 
was necessary to discontinue until the removal of the old bridge, 
has been resumed and is now in progress. When this work is 
completed fender piers must be built on the downstream side of 
the temporary bridge. 

A plan has been prepared for the transfer of land to the city 
of Boston for the widening of Preston Street. 

Studies and estimates have been prepared for changes in the 
design of the permanent Neponset Bridge. 

Plans and investigations have been made for information of 
the Attorney-General in the settlement of land damages near 
the Savin Hill section. 

The filling of embankments of Old Colony Parkway with 
household ashes and rubbish collected by the Boston Develop- 
ment and Sanitary Company has continued during the year, 
and considerable progress has been made. A total of about 
73,683 cubic yards has been furnished at three locations, one 
near the junction of Columbia Road, one between Victory 
Road and Freeport Street near Pope's Hill Station, and one in 
the Neponset Playground. 



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Revere Beach Parkway. 
In the County Park section between Everett Avenue, 
Everett, and ^Yashington Avenue, Chelsea, edgestones have 
been set and concrete sidewalks constructed. The work of set- 
ting edgestones was done by contract with Coleman Brothers, 
and the construction of sidewalks by the forces of the division. 

Reservations. 
Charles River Reservation, Lower Basin Section. 

Two sections of granite wall along the southerly side of 
Broad Canal have settled and fallen into the channel, one op- 
posite the property of Raymond E. Smith and the other along 
property of the city of Cambridge near the Commercial Street 
Bridge. It was necessary for this Commission, and authority 
was given, to remove the debris as it caused obstruction to 
navigation. No work of rebuilding the walls has been done, 
but unless they are rebuilt the land will slump into the canal. 
The city of Cambridge has endeavored to protect the balance 
of its wall from falling by temporary ties. 

Plans have been prepared and materials ordered for the con- 
struction of a temporary wooden bridge across Bullard's Creek 
on the southerly side of Charles River between Western Avenue 
and Cambridge Street. Materials have just been received, and 
the work of constructing the bridge will be undertaken immedi- 
ately. 

Portions of the granolithic walk along the Embankment 
between Berkeley Street and Harvard Bridge have been relaid 
to repair damage caused by settlement. 

Small quantities of filling material have been obtained and 
deposited for the subgrading of the roadways along the south- 
erly bank of the river for the privilege of dumping, at no cost 
to the Commonwealth. Cinders have been received from the 
Cambridge Electric Light Company, and gravel material from 
the Hugh Nawn Contracting Company. 



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[Jan. 



Charles River Reservation, Upper Division. 
A section of the retaining wall along Quinobequin Road in 
Newton Upper Falls which was in a dangerous condition has 
been rebuilt. 

Studies and estimates have been made for changes in swim- 
ming pool and pumping equipment so as to locate all pumps at 
the southerly end of the pool and provide additional circulation 
pump, also for the rearrangement of the wiring and electrical 
equipment. Work of making these changes is now in progress. 

Preliminary estimates for reconstruction of Arsenal Street and 
Western Avenue bridges and Western Avenue between these 
two points have been made. 

Lynn Shore Reservation. 
Repairs and re-enforcements to the concrete sea wall made 
necessary by changes in the elevation of the beach were made 
by the forces of the Revere Beach Division. Appropriation 
should be made, and is included in the estimate for next year, 
for further repairs to toe-wall in the vicinity of the Red Rock 
section. 

Middlesex Fells Reservation. 

Surveys have been made and plans have been prepared of the 
land belonging to the Winchester Water Works in Middlesex 
Fells Reservation. 

A section of Woodland Road has been resurfaced with bitu- 
minous macadam. The work was done by the forces of the 
Middlesex Fells Division. 

Nantasket Beach Reservation. 
A plan has been prepared for the extension of the main 
sewers in the Reservation, and a portion is at present under 
construction. 

Revere Beach Reservation. 
During the year about 23,346 square feet of concrete side- 
walk have been laid in the Reservation by the forces of Revere 
Beach Division. The cost has averaged 12 cents per square 



1919.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — Xo. 48. 



37 



foot. It is very desirable to continue this work from year to 
year, and amounts have been included in the estimates for next 
year for such work in this division. 

Winthrop Shore Reservation. 
Some repairs were made to the sea wall at the northerly end 
of the Reservation by filling and backing with concrete by 
means of the cement gun. 



Charles River Dam. — The work necessary for care, main- 
tenance and operation of locks, sluices and drawbridge at 
Charles River Dam has been done by this department, and 
necessary repairs to plant and electrical equipment have been 
made. 

The lock-gates have been painted and repaired. This work 
was delayed until September this year at the request of the 
shipping interests instead of being done in April as at first 
intended. 

The work of breaking ice in the channels and canals in 
Charles River Basin was accomplished by chartering a towboat 
fully equipped for a period of three months, from Dec. 15, 1917, 
to March 15, 1918. The boat was obtained after considerable 
difficulty, and the cost of the work was considerably in excess 
of any previous year The following table shows the costs for 
the winter seasons since the Basin has been under the care and 
control of this Commission : — 



Bridges and Locks. 



Total Cost. 



1910- 11, 

1911- 12, 

1912- 13, 

1913- 14, 

1914- 15, 

1915- 16, 

1916- 17, 

1917- 18, 



$3,674 21 
3,955 41 
689 05 
4,630 47 
1,988 31 
3,899 02 
6,510 90 

11,293 41 



Proposals for boat for ice breaking have been asked by adver- 
tising and by letter for the coming winter, and none have been 
received. After personal solicitation two proposals were re- 



38 1 METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



ceived. If either of these proposals are accepted for chartering 
boat for three months, the cost of the work will be about 
$30,000. Proposals have also been received from the same par- 
ties to sell boat which they propose to charter, one from the 
Bay State Dredging and Contracting Company for $45,000, and 
one from George H. Woolley of the Commercial Towing Com- 
pany for $75,000. 

The small boat lock was opened on June 19 and closed on 
Sept. 14, 1918. The heating plant was shut down on May 14 
and started on Sept. 26, 1918. 

Repairs have been made to Wellington, Saugus and Maiden 
River bridges. 

A design has been made for changes in operating machinery 
of the Saugus and Maiden River bridges, and the parts for the 
changes ordered. 

Repairs have been made to the concrete walls and gate cham- 
bers at Cradock Bridge lock and dam. 

The following is a record of the traffic and freights which 
have passed through the locks and drawbridges during the 
year: — 

Charles River Dam and Locks. 



Main Lock. 

Number of openings, 2,497 

Number of vessels, 2,771 

Number of small boats, 1,456 

Lumber (feet B. M.), 1,965,000 

Sand (tons), 69,820 

Granite (tons), 2,965 

Coal (tons), . . . . . 285,599 

Gravel (tons), 10,315 

Oil (gallons), 1 000,000 

OH (barrels), 203,000 

Stone, rubble (tons), 900 

Piles, 310 

Pine, yellow (feet B. M.), 40,000 

Miscellaneous (tons), 416 

Small Boat Lock. 

Number of openings, 138 

Number of boats, 189 



There were 1,777 drawbridge openings. 



1919.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — Xo. 48. 39 

Wellington Bridge. 

Number of opeDings, 210 

Number of vessels, 329 

Malden River Bridge. 

Number of opeDings, 428 

Number of vessels, 790 

Saugus River Bridge. 

Number of openings, 217 

Number of vessels, 294 

Cradock Lock. 

Number of openings, ~ 312 

Number of boats, 382 

Number of boats over rollway, 90 

Temporary Neponset Bridge. 

Number of openings, 41 

Number of vessels, 63 



General. 

Surveys and investigations have been made for preparation 
of reports and estimates. 

Engineering services have been furnished for work of repairs 
and maintenance of roads and other work in parkways and 
reservations. 

Ninety-six permits have been granted for work in the park- 
ways and reservations, and supervision of this work given by 
this department. 

The bridges under the care and control of this Commission 
have been inspected and report made to the Secretary with 
recommendations for necessary repairs. 

The walks generally in all the divisions are in poor condition. 
I recommend that a sum be estimated from each division each 
year for laying permanent concrete walks. 

The following tables are appended to this report : — 

Table 1. — Data relating to Metropolitan Park System. 
Table 2. — Summary of cost of road repairs and maintenance. 

Respectfully submitted, 



Dec. 1, 1918. 



JOHN R. RABUN, 

Engineer. 



40 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Table 1. — Data relating to Metropolitan Park System. 
Areas of Reservations and Parkways. 

Reservations: — Acres. 

Blue Hills, 4,906 43 

Middlesex Fells, 1,898 31 

Stony Brook, 463 72 

Beaver Brook, 58 33 

Hart's Hill, 22 97 

Hemlock Gorge, 23 06 

Charles River, 711 21 

Mystic River, 54 25 

Neponset River, 922 59 

King's Beach and Lynn Shore, .... 22 69 

Revere Beach, 64 99 

Winthrop Shore, 16 83 

Quincy Shore, 32 91 

Nantasket Beach, 25 59 

Total, 9,223 88 



Parkways : — 
Hammond Pond 
Blue Hills, 
Old Colony, 
Woburn, 
Middlesex Fells, 
Revere Beach, 
Mystic Valley, 
Neponset River, 
Fresh Pond, 
Lynn Fells, 
Furnace Brook, 
Nahant Beach, 
Lynn way, . 
Winthrop, . 
Dedham, . 
Alewife Brook, 
West Roxbury, 
Quannapowitt, 
Total, . 



Grand total, reservations and parkways 



183 69 
83 58 
55 20 
23 24 
82 12 
126 89 
337 55 
74 11 

12 40 

7 72 
101 25 

81 98 
5 15 

8 04 
35 87 

144 53 
72 37 

13 47 



1,449 16 
10,673 04 



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41 



Lengths of Formal Roads constructed. 

Double 

Reservations : - ^iST 

Charles River, - 

Lynn Shore, 

Quincy Shore, 

Revere Beach, 

Stony Brook, 

Winthrop Shore, 



Parkways : — 
Alewife Brook, 
Blue Hills, 
Fresh Pond, . 
Furnace Brook, 
Lynn Fells, 
Lynnway, 
Middlesex Fells, 
Mystic Valley, 
Nahant Beach, 
Neponset River, 
Revere Beach, 
Winthrop, 
Woburn, . 



1.46 



4.10 



1.45 



Single 
Roadways 
(Miles). 

4.87 

.96 
2.24 
2.70 
2.34 
1.07 



70 
61 
50 
24 
05 
68 
77 
50 
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.53 
3.73 
.49 
1.38 



Total 
(Miles). 



14.18 



7. or 



21.68 



* Equivalent in miles of single roadway, 



. 14.02 



Highways transferred by or taken from cities and 



towns : — Miles. 

Alewife Brook Parkway, . . . . . . .44 

Blue Hills Reservation, 1.23 

Middlesex Fells Reservation, 6 . 63 

Nantasket Beach Reservation, .71 

9.01 



Grand total, 58. S9 



All above roads open to automobile traffic. 



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Lengths of Carriage Roads in Reservations. 


Miles. 








1 7 AO 




1 60 


Beaver Brook Reservation, 


22 


Charles River Reservation, 


3.70 


Total, % . / „ V'VSJ 


o4 07 


Of the above roads 10 . 19 miles are open to automobile traffic. 




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Lights. 


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17 


Alewife Brook Parkway (arc lights), ...... 


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Furnace Brook Parkway (Welsbach gas), 


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9A1 


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Middlesex Fells Reservation (electric), ...... 




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Winthrop Parkway (Welsbach naphtha), ..... 


11 


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73 
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1 7 


Charles River Reservation, Upper Division, along the Speedway 




(Welsbach naphtha), ......... 


AQ 4 


Charles River Reservation, Upper Division, along Nonantum 






1Q 


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1 AO 


Revere Beach Parkway (electric), ....... 


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Charles River Reservation, Lower Basin, Dam and Lock (electric), 


15 


Woburn Parkway (Welsbach Daphtha), 


31 




1,440 



1 Twenty additional lights in summer. 

s Three additional lights in summer south of bath-house near wall. 

3 Five additional lights in summer. 

4 Three electric lights in yard at administration building. 

5 Three hundred and ninety-five additional lights in summer. 



1919.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 43 

Miles of Seashore. Miles 

Lynn Shore, 1.50 

Nahant Beach, . . . 3.92 

Revere Beach, 2.74 

Winthrop Shore, 1.71 

Nantasket Beach, 1.02 

Quincy Shore, 2.19 



Total, 13. OS 

Lengths of Sea Walls. Miles 

Lynn Shore, 1 . 30 

Revere Beach at Northern Circle, .08 

Revere Beach at Eliot Circle, .15 

Revere Beach, shore protection, bath-house shelter to Revere 

Street shelter, 29 

Revere Beach, shore protection, south of Northern Circle, . .28 

Winthrop Shore, bridge to Great Head, 1 . 04 

Winthrop Shore, bridge to Grover's Cliff, 23 

Quincy Shore Reservation, southerly end, .15 

Nantasket Beach Reservation, .43 



Total, 3.95 

Miles of River Bank. MUes 

Charles River, 2S.13 

Mystic River, 8.16 

Neponset River, 15 . 86 

Alewife Brook, . . . . 4.50 



Total, . . . 56.65 

Bridges. 

Reinforced concrete bridges, . . . ." . . . .. * 1 1 

Steel bridges, 9 

Wooden bridges, • • 4 1 

Drawbridges, 6 

Footbridges, . • . . . ... . ........ 11 



Total, 41 

Culverts. 

Reinforced concrete and other masonry culverts, .... 32 



1 One-half of Wellington Bridge rebuilt with concrete girders. 



44 



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[Jan. 



Dams. 

Beaver Brook Reservation, small wooden dams, .... 
Charles River Reservation, Charles River Basin Tidal Dam, 

1,200 feet in length, 

Charles River Reservation, small stone dam in branch below 

Washington Street, Newton Lower Falls, 

Charles River Reservation, reinforced concrete dam at Washing 

ton Street, Newton Lower Falls, 200 feet in length, . 
Hemlock Gorge Reservation, small reinforced concrete dam on 

East Branch of river, Newton Upper Falls, .... 
Hemlock Gorge Reservation, reinforced concrete dam in Charges 

River at Boylston Street, Newton Upper Falls, 90 feet in 

length, 

Mystic River Reservation, reinforced concrete tidal dam at 

Cradock Bridge, 100 feet in length; weirs, 400 feet in length, 



Total, 



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Lock-gates, Sluice-gates and Tide-gates. 
Charles River Reservation, Charles River Basin Tidal Dam, 6 lock-gates, 

13 sluice-gates, 43 tide-gates. 
Mystic River Reservation, Cradock Bridge Tidal Dam, 2 lock-gates, 

4 sluice-gates, 8 tide-gates. 
Quincy Shore Reservation, 8 tide-gates. 
Revere Beach Parkway, 1 tide-gate. 



Police Signal System. 



Blue Hills Division, 
Middlesex Fells Division, 
Nantasket Beach Division, 
Charles River Reservation, 
Fresh Pond Parkway, . 



Miles. 

30^ 
1» 

10 



Total, 



61! 



Revere Beach Division Police Signal System, serving 11 miles of park- 
ways and reservations, and Middlesex Fells Division, serving l\ miles of 
parkway, on wires leased from the New England Telephone and Telegraph 
Company. Two miles of wire in Blue Hills Reservation leased from the 
New England Telephone and Telegraph Company. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



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48 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT. 



Dec. 1, 1917, to Dec. 1, 1918. 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, $9,049,554 95 

Receipts added to loan before June 1, 1901 198,942 81 



$9,248,497 76 

Expenditures to Dec. 1, 1917, 9,244,929 13 



Balance $3,568 63 



Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, Series II. 

Metropolitan Parks Loan Fund, Series II, $6,844,000 00 

Receipts added to loan before June 1, 1901 29.914 16 



f $6,873,914 16 

Expenditures. 

Mystic Valley Parkway: — 
Construction: — 

Contract, A. G. Tomasello, $16,848 24 

Labor and material, .... 1,529 61 

$18,377 85 

Engineering: — 

Services $646 02 

Expenses 2 70 

648 72 

$19,026 57 

Winthrop Parkway: — 

Land 31,350 00 

Old Colony Parkway: — 

Land $47,173 16 

Construction: — 

Contract, Boston Development and 

Sanitary Company, . . . $5,647 77 
Labor and material, . . . . 12 98 

5,660 75 

Engineering: — 

Services, $3,242 29 

Expenses, 37 92 

3,280 21 

Legal 3,460 00 

Advertising hearing, 22 00 

59,596 12 

West Street, Braintree: — 
Engineering: — 

Services, . . . $98 03 

Expenses, 1 00 

99 03 



Amounts carried forward, 



$110,071 72 $6,873,914 16 



1919.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



41) 



Amounts brought forward $110,071 72 $6,873,914 16 

Neponset Bridge: — 
Construction: — 
Contracts: — 

Hugh Nawn Con- 
tracting Company, $29,985 00 
Bay State Dredging 



Company, . . 1,257 18 

$31,242 18 

Labor and materials, . $21,377 34 
Siphon, .... 8,994 69 

30,372 03 

Engineering:- $61,614 21 

Pay rolls $5,599 91 

Expenses, 256 00 

5,855 91 

Rental of land 500 00 

Drawtenders 324 24 

Consulting engineer 250 00 

Ice breaking 100 00 , • 

Miscellaneous 29 76 

68,674 12 



$178,745 84 

Amounts charged to Dec. 1, 1917 6,141,964 37 

6,320,710 21 



Balance, $553,203 95 



North Beacon Street Bridge Loan. 

Chapter 780, Acts of 1914 $175,000 00 

Expenditures. 

Installing cable $1,287 26 

Paving 1,243 73 

Erecting fence, 884 10 

Pay rolls, . 102 10 

Supplies 59 74 

Repairs to fence, 24 00 

Labor 17 50 

Tickets 2 85 

$3,621 28 

Amounts charged to Dec. 1, 1917 171,232 22 

174,853 50 

Balance, 9U6 50 



Charles River Basin Loan. 

Total amount of loan, $4,500,000 00 

Receipts added to loan 9.36S 91 

Expenditures. $4,509,368 91 

Shelters . * . $1,672 00 

Changes in stable 146 40 

Rent of land 1 00 

$1,819 40 

Amounts charged to Dec. 1, 1917 , 4,469,933 63 

4,471.753 03 



Balance, 



$37,015 bS 



50 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Metropolitan Parks System Maintenance. 

Appropriation Dec. 1, 1917, to Dec. 1, 1918, 



$523,643 13 



Expenditures. 

General expense: — 
Police: — 

Pay rolls, $131,465 78 

Miscellaneous 11,740 15 

$143,205 93 

Salaries: — 

Commissioners $3,450 00 

General office 10,016 34 

Engineering department, . . . 8,750 42 

22,216 76 

Rent, lighting and care of offices 4,611 63 

Office supplies 823 34 

Automobile expense 988 50 

Stationery aDd printing, 956 95 

Telephones, f 695 03 

Engineering supplies, 491 04 

Maps and books, 72 01 

Premium on bond 30 00 

Traveling 22 00 

Heater 19 50 

Door check 7 28 

Recording papers and certified copies, ... 6 99 

Blue Hills Reservation: — 

Labor $28,809 75 

Teaming 49 00 

Keep of horses, 5,381 95 

Horses, carriages, automobile, etc., . 5,250 84 

$39,491 54 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 40,295 71 

General supplies * 3,476 74 

Watering or its equivalent, 3,241 06 

Stationery and printing, 428 13 

Water rates ' 305 60 

Telephones 280 83 

Repairs 251 48 

Lighting buildings 121 77 

Erecting fence 101 14 

Express and freight, 49 51 

Stamps, . 35 00 

Blankets, etc 25 00 

Plumber's furnace 15 40 

Middlesex Fells Reservation: — 

Labor $24,817 50 

Teaming 1,460 63 

Keep of horses, 2,459 35 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 1,333 50 

$30,070 98 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 27,895 82 

Watering or its equivalent, 5,925 80 

General supplies 2,730 95 

Stationery and printing, 440 92 

Telephones 342 76 

Lighting buildings, 272 41 



$174,146 96 



88,118 91 



Amounts carried forward, 



$67,679 64 $262,265 87 $523,643 13 



1919.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 51 

Amounts brought forward $67,679 64 $262,265 87 $523,643 13 

Repairs 58 47 

Water rates, 49 75 

Express and freight, 49 24 

Postage, 41 85 

Traveling, . . # 11 82 

Notary fee, 25 



Revere Beach Reservation: — 

Labor $23,480 87 

Teaming 26 00 

Keep of horses 1,414 27 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 3,175 84 

$28,096 98 

Street lighting 5,045 17 

General supplies 3,724 50 

Watering or its equivalent, 1,241 88 

Telephones 540 53 

Lighting buildings 504 17 

Repairs, 426 92 

Water rates 283 17 

Stationery and printing, 265 27 

Postage J» . 44 39 

Heater, 37 90 

Express and freight, 37 44 

Traveling, 34 60 

Clock, 25 00 

Boiler inspection, 5 00 

Stony Brook Reservation: — 

Labor $3,724 38 

Teaming 105 00 

Keep of horses, 86 00 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 473 42 

$4,388 80 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 4,694 27 

General supplies 638 04 

Watering or its equivalent, 125 00 

Telephones 36 60 

Water rates 12 00 

Repairs 8 95 

Beaver Brook Reservation: — 

Labor $952 98 

Keep of horses 268 50 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 49*3 97 

$1,715 45 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 525 49 

General supplies, 243 98 

Water rates 68 95 

Telephones, 50 88 

Lighting buildings, 12 00 

Stationery and printing, 9 69 

Repairs 3 20 

Express 2 54 

Charles River, Upper Division: — 

Labor $17,969 83 

Teaming, 929 50 

Keep of horses 1,533 68 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 2,727 68 

$23,160 69 



67,891 02 



40,312 92 



9,903 66 



2,632 18 



Amounts carried forward $23,160 69 $383,005 65 $523,643 13 



52 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Amounts brought forward $23,160 69 $383,005.65 $523,643 13 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 9,676 48 

General supplies 3,908 23 

Street lighting, . . 3,093 91 

Watering or its equivalent, 3,037 82 

Telephones 363 85 % 

Engine (motor-boat) 212 50 

Lighting buildings 205 80 

Stationery and printing, 151 44 

Water rates 144 60 

Repairs 86 56 

Cork ring buoys 70 10 

Physicians' services, 67 00 

Use of engine, .... - 55 55 

Postage 28 50 

Traveling, 23 98 

Express, 18 25 



44,305 26 



Riverside Recreation Grounds: — 

Labor $2,680 32 

Teaming 400 00 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 130 36 

1 $3,210 68 

General supplies, . 2,161 45 

Lighting buildings 138 75 

Water rates 104 83 

Telephones, 90 88 

Rental of sewer, 162 90 

Electric power, 74 40 

Repairs, 60 35 

Mowers, 31 75 

Rent of pile driver, 6 00 

Express 3 58 

Postage * 1 00 

Stationery and printing, 85 



Neponset River Reservation: — 

Labor $250 14 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 2,204 01 

General supplies « 93 00 

Telephones 46 26 

Stationery and printing, ....... 20 99 

Mystic River Reservation: — 

Labor $9,#17 52 

Teaming 2,108 50 

$11,126 02 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 854 51 

Repairs 470 77 

General supplies 302 73 

Electric power 250 00 

Telephones, . " 49 93 

Street lighting 35 70 

Oil heater 18 28 

Stationery and printing, 13 32 

Water rates 8 23 

Postage, .......... 2 00 

Express, 1 24 



6,047 42 



2,614 40 



13,132 73 



Amounts carried forward, 



$449,105 46 $523,643 13 



1919.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — Xo. 48. 



Amounts brought forward, $449,105 46 $523,643 13 

Lynn Shore Reservation: — 

Labor $6,837 70 

Keep of horses 261 00 

Horses, carriages, etc., .... 51 00 

$7,149 70 

Street lighting 2,166 00 

"Watering or its equivalent 1,513 08 

General supplies 937 23 

Water rates, 35 00 

Buoys, 8 70 

11,809 71 i 

Quincy Shore Reservation: — 

Labor . . $4,141 22 

Teaming 785 00 

$4,926 22 

Street lighting 2,132 46 

General supplies, 856 01 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 214 17 

Watering or its equivalent, 125 00 

Telephones, 47 23 

Repairs, 28 70 

Furniture 28 20 

Lighting buildings 18 32 

8,375 31 

Winthrop Shore Reservation: — 

Labor $2,363 05 

Street lighting 667 29 

General supplies 665 76 

Watering or its equivalent, 92 81 

Water rates, 17 14 

Stove pipe 3 00 

3,809 05 

473,100 53 

Balance $50,542 60 



Special Appropriations. 



Pensions. 

Appropriation, $6,133 S4 

EXPEXDITUHES. 

Elder pension, f $842 37 

Kenney pension, 667 43 

Lord pension, 667 43 

Haddock pension . . • 638 75 

Stewart pension, 600 00 

Finn pension, 593 12 

Armstrong pension, . . . 486 40 

Powers pension, 400 00 

Woodworth allowance, 365 00 

Mateer pension, 300 00 

Carter pension, • 288 48 

5.S4S 9S 



Balance s6 



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[Jan. 



Band Concerts. 

Appropriation, • $25,000 00 

Expenditures. 

Blue Hills Division: — 

Bands '. . . .. $1,382 07 

Extra police 1 50 

$1,383 57 

Middlesex Fells Division: — 

Bands, . $3,666 48 

Extra police 152 72 

Painting signs, 45 30 

Labor , 22 13 

3,886 63 

Revere Beach Reservation: — 

Bands $7,488 00 

Lighting 67 80 

Chairs 33 00 

Extra police 24 50 

7,613 30 • 

Charles River, Upper Division: — 

Bands $2,624 42 

Extra police 8 00 

2,632 42 

Charles River, Lower Basin: — 

Bands $569 88 

Extra police, . 120 82 

Chairs, 33 00 

Lighting 11 12 

734 82 

Nahant Beach Parkway: — t 

Bands $1,743 10 

Lighting, 5 06 

1,748 16 

Nantasket Beach Reservation: — 

Bands $6,949 80 

6,949 80 

General office: — 

Printing schedules, $22 06 

22 06 

24.970 76 

Balance $29 24 



Blue Hills Reservation, Extermination of Moths. 



Appropriation $43,000 00 

Expenditures. 

Pay roUs $30,240 84 

Arsenate of lead, 7,454 71 

Supplies 1,401 14 

Water ' ., , v * • . * •* 768 



$39,104 37 

Expended to Dec. I, 1917, ." 3,895 09 

42,999 46 



Balance, 



$0 54 



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Wharves and Walls, Broad and Lechmere Canals. 

Appropriation, h $1,000 00 

Expenditures. 

Engineering, services $165 21 | 

Engineering, expenses 1 76 

$166 97 

Report of hearing 24 25 

Advertising 5 20 



$196 42 

Expended to Dec. 1, 1917, 224 08 



420 50 



Balance $579 50 

Apportionment Commission. 

Appropriation $10,800 00 



Expenditures. 

Advertising $108 68 



108 68 



Balance $10,691 32 

Bridges over Charles River. 

Appropriation, $1,000 00 

Expenditures. 

Advertising $17 41 

Pay rolls • 12 72 



$30 13 

Expended to Dec. 1, 1917, 968 63 



998 76 



Balance $1 24 



Metropolitan Parks, Boulevard Maintenance. 

Appropriation Dec. 1, 1917, to Dec. 1, 1918 $346,771 80 

Expenditures. 

General expense: — 
Police: — 

Pay rolls $42,963 32 

Miscellaneous, 12,278 13 

$55,241 45 

Salaries: — 

Commissioners, ..... $3,450 00 

General office 10,662 79 

Engineering department, . . . 8,090 00 

22,202 79 



Amounts carried forward, 



$77,444 24 



$346,771 80 



56 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Amounts brought forward $77,444 24 $346,771 80 

Rent, lighting and care of offices 4,132 02 

Telephones 1,136 87 

Stationery and printing, 872 31 

Engineering supplies, 852 12 

Office supplies 626 31 

•Automobile expense 553 77 

Accountant, . ' . 248 50 

Maps and books, 120 85 

Hearings, 42 10 



$86,029 09 



Blue Hills Parkway: — 

Labor . $3,835 64 

Teaming, 32 00 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 1,060 00 

$4,927 64 

Street lighting 2,071 33 

Watering or its equivalent ■ . . 821 75 

General supplies 652 03 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 519 69 

Water rates 25 67 

Lighting buildings, 8 25 

Repairs 6 10 

Telephones, .......... 3 00 

Middlesex Fells Parkway: — 

Labor $12,039 14 

Teaming 2,769 95 

Keep of horses 25 83 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 958 22 

$15,793 14 

Street lighting 10,725 09 

Watering or its equivalent 10,386 87 

General supplies, 3,401 00 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 469 44 

Telephones • . 76 75 

Water rates 22 29 

Lighting buildings 10 70 

Repairs 4 32 

Postage 2 00 

Freight, 1 30 

Mystic Valley Parkway: — 

Labor $10,573 81 

Teaming 2,746 50 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 1,017 75 

$14,338 06 

Watering or its equivalent, 14,398 64 

Street lighting 7,680 04 

General supplies, 2,511 39 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 1,309 43 

Repairs 169 20 

Telephones 83 34 

Water rates 17 31 

Revere Beach Parkway : — 

Labor, $17,140 84 

Teaming 44 75 

Keep of horses, 100 25 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 3,094 30 

$20,380 14 



9,035 46 



40,892 90 



40,507 41 



Amounts carried forward, 



$20,380 14 $176,464 86 $346,771 80 



1919.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — Xo. 48. 



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Amounts brought forward $20,380 14 $176,464 86 $346,771 80 

Street lighting 8,490 39 

Watering or its equivalent, 6,032 77 

General supplies 4,662 62 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 639 48 

Power for draw, 307 50 

Repairs 156 58 

Water rates, 27 92 

Stationery and printing, 27 71 

Freight 10 65 

Postage 3 50 



Neponset River Parkway: — 

Labor $918 50 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 209 42 

General supplies 129 87 

Stationery and printing, 3 10 

Xahant Beach Parkway: — 

Labor, $3,939 21 

Keep of horses, ..... 389 61 

$4,328 82 

Street lighting 869 16 

Watering or its equivalent, 699 32 

General supplies 88 19 

Express 25 

Fresh Pond Parkway: — 

Labor, $892 57 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 267 56 

$1,160 13 

Street lighting 353 21 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 231 47 

General supplies, 200 00 

Furnace Brook Parkway: — 

Labor, $3,350 75 

Teaming 20 00 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 1,200 00 

$4,570 75 

Street lighting 2,156 10 

Watering or its equivalent 1,082 28 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 846 75 

Plans, specifications, etc., 200 00 

General supplies, 58 72 

Stationery and printing, 16 00 

Lighting buildings 13 88 

Winthrop Parkway: — 

Labor $61 05 

Street lighting 511 95 

Watering or its equivalent 9 75 

Advertising, *. 6 00 



Lynnway: — 

Labor, $5,978 20 

Power for lighting and operating draw, . . . 461 94 

General supplies 331 37 

Repairs 316 88 

Street lighting 227 50 

Traveling, 20 45 

Stationery and printing, 7 88 



40,739 26 



1,260 



5,985 74 



1,944 81 



8,944 48 



BBS 78 



Amounts carried forward. 



$7,344 22 $235,928 79 $346,771 80 



58 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Amounts brought forward, $7,344 22 $235,928 79 $346,771 80 

Watering or its equivalent, 4 65 

Postage, 3 50 

Water rates 1 76 



7,354 13 



Lynn Fells Parkway: — 

Labor $2,256 63 

Teaming 318 50 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 48 20 

$2,623 33 

Street lighting, 2,069 07 

Watering or its equivalent, 568 68 

General supplies, 341 09 

Middlesex Fells Roads: — 

Labor $2,299 55 

Teaming 297 00 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 2 11 

$2,598 66 

Watering or its equivalent 14,403 34 

Street lighting, 2,195 96 

General supplies 198 81 

Alewife Brook Parkway: — 

Labor $9,251 22 

Teaming 1,846 25 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 52 01 

Watering or its equivalent 

General supplies 

Street lighting, 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 

Water rates 

Landscape architect 

Stationery and printing, 

Woburn Parkway: — 

Labor $2,327 76 

Teaming 393 25 

Keep of horses, 12 75 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 694 84 

$3,428 6) 

Street lighting 1,435 57 

General supplies, 926 05 

Watering or its equivalent 293 77 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 211 17 

Water rates 1150 

West Roxbury Parkway : — 
Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, $364 76 

Hammond Pond Parkway: — 

Labor $513 20 

Teaming 21 00 

Keep of horses 33 60 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., . 85 00 

$652 80 

Labor and supplies, gypsy and brown-tail moth work, 870 69 



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19,396 77 



24,282 91 



6,306 66 



364 76 



1,523 49 

300,759 68 



Balance, 



$46,012 12 



1919.] PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 59 

Charles River Basin Maintenance. 
Maintenance of Parks and Water Areas. 

Appropriation, $97,542 80 

Expenditures. 

Labor $26,311 12 

Teaming, 176 00 

Keep of horses 883 45 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., .... 1,744 22 

Police: — 

Pay rolls $39,323 56 

Miscellaneous 2,607 16 

General supplies, 

Street lighting, 

Lighting buildings, 

Watering or its equivalent 

Water rates 

Telephones, 

Repairs, 

Stationery and printing, 

Landscape architect, 

Fire extinguisher, 

Boat cover, 

Traffic signs, 

Clock 

Postage, 

Express, „ 

82,687 57 

Balance $14,855 23 



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Maintenance and Operation of Locks, Gates and Drawbridges. 

Appropriation, *$69,572 04 

Expenditures. 

Labor, pay rolls, $39,891 26 

Ice breaking 11,293 41 

Coal 4,502 53 

Repairs 3,331 32 

General supplies 1,587 44 

Electric power 1,312 71 

Lighting lock-gate houses and sluices, 557 39 

Heating / ' . . 332 81 

Telephones 279 83 

Automobile expense, 152 84 

Stationery and printing, 61 53 

Removing obstruction 50 00 

Oil heaters, 30 30 

Boiler inspection, 10 00 

Water rates 5 00 

Miscellaneous, 10 37 

63,408 74 



Balance, 



$6,163 30 



60 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Nantasket Beach Maintenance. 

Appropriation, $48,261 65 

Expenditures. 

Labor $13,938 53 

Keep of horses 680 69 

Horses, carriages, automobiles, etc., .... 526 41 

$15,145 63 

Police: — 

Pay rolls $15,160 08 

Miscellaneous 3,645 77 

18,805 85 

Watering or its equivalent, 5,601 61 

General supplies, 2,315 89 

Street lighting * . 1,438 48 

Water rates 557 26 

Rent 390 00 

Telephones 167 60 

Stationery and printing, 136 36 

Express 49 16 

Postage 44 82 

Traveling 13 84 

Repairs, 3 10 

44,669 60 

Balance $3,592 05 



Wellington Bridge Maintenance. 

Appropriation, $12,536 27 

Expenditures. 

Labor, $9,867 45 

Street lighting, . 1,485 20 

General supplies, 254 53 

Repairs . 174 72 

Telephones,, 76 39 

Stationery and printing, 6 88 

Postage 2 50 

11,867 67 

Balance, $668 60 



Metropolitan Parks Expense Fund. 
Receipts, Dec. 1, 1917, to Dec. 1, 1918. 



Bath-houses: — 

Revere Beach, sale of bath tickets $35,259 95 

Nantasket Beach, sale of bath tickets, 15,452 85 

Nahant Beach, sale of bath tickets, ' 8,675 10 

Blue Hills, sale of bath tickets 237 10 

$59,625 00 

Rentals: — 

Buildings $17,985 00 

Lunch stands and refectories, 2,119 11 

Roller-coaster and merry-go-round, 2,100 00 

Street-railway location 1,355 11 

Land 1,291 83 



Amounts carried forward, 



$24,851 05 $59,625 00 



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No. 48. 



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Amounts brought forward $24,851 05 $59,625 00 

Rentals — Con. 

Houses, 1,098 39 

Telephone ducts, 687 99 

Boats, 629 75 

Photographic stands, 125 00 

Boathouse sites, . 580 00 

Day rental, Riverside Recreation Grounds, 556 00 

Gas main location, 100 00 

Automobile stands, - . . 75 00 

28,703 18 

Sales: — 

Wood, • $9,727 09 

Vegetables, 791 26 

Land . 619 75 

Grass, 375 00 

Old metal, rubber, lumber, rags, etc. 242 88 

Coal, 241 50 

Buildings 234 00 

Posts and planks, 182 80 

Sanitary napkins, . 139 63 

Barrels 114 25 

Hay, 91 75 

Railroad tickets, 59 88 

Articles found on reservation 4131 

Plans and photographs, 9 84 

Shrubs 1 86 

Miscellaneous, 48 88 

12,921 68 

Court fines, 5,047 00 

Steamer chair privilege, 4,550 00 

Interest on investment, 3,775 94 

Sidewalk and entrance construction 1,106 83 

Permit to Boston Elevated Railway, 1,000 00 

Piles 640 00 

Payment for damage to property, . . . 441 96 

Bags returned 220 89 

Electric light and water furnished, 164 18 

Pay closets, 15318 

Jack hammer, 15000 

Waste paper, 141 13 

Removal of garbage, 140 00 

Contribution to cost of repairs, 131 56 

Board of horses, 60 64 

Telephone tolls 55 64 

Money found on reservation, 43 78 

Burro privilege, 35 00 

Typewriter 30 00 

Shortage in delivery, . . 25 43 

Balance due for freight, " 21 93 

Gravel, 21 50 

Newspaper license, 10 00 

Field office privilege 8 00 

Payment for lost equipment, ! 2 69 

Checking privilege, . . . . , » . . . V . V . 2 60 

Discount on lamps, 77 51 

$119,307 25 

Balance Dec. 1, 1917 113.773 94 



$233. OS 1 19 



62 



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[Jan. 



Expenditures Dec. 1, 1917, to Dec. 1, 1918. 

General expense: — 

Repairing Lynn Shore sea wall, $2,538 34 

Uniforms, 300 00 

Repairs to substation, Middlesex Fells Parkway, . 250 00 

$3,088 34 

Police: — 

Horses $1,050 00 

Uniforms 429 68 

Lockers 299 20 

Repairs to substation, Middlesex Fells Parkway, . 250 00 

Electric gong 10 00 

Professional service, 5 00 

2,043 88 

Engineering: — 

Typewriter (part) $30 00 

Telephone 12 10 

42 10 

Blue Hills Reservation: — 

Trucking piles $160 00 

Board of horses, 20 57 

Flags 14 86 

Towels 1164 

Repairing fire extinguisher, 6 81 

Labor • 3 00 

Zinc 2 52 

Bath-house tickets, 76 

Cement, 35 

220 51 

Middlesex Fells Reservation: — ■ 

Farm account, $361 40 

Repairs to substation, Middlesex Fells Parkway, . 230 00 

Repairs 23 60 

Flags • . . 22 29 

637 29 

Revere Beach Reservation: — • 
Bath-house : — 

Pay rolls $23,936 46 

Coal, 2,486 13 

Bathing suits 2,152 47 

Repairs 1,388 45 

Towels, 939 45 

Engine room 929 23 

Lumber, etc 887 90 

Lighting 754 13 

Stockings 725 00 

Soap 413 23 

Stationery, 320 59 

Bathing caps 269 10 

Hardware 234 05 

Paint, . 215 76 

Neck rings 180 00 

Water rates, 159 20 

Findings, 133 02 

lee 112 46 

Ash cans, 97 50 

Telephones 87 47 

Hose 76 00 

Brooms, 45 43 



Amounts carried forward, 



$36,543 03 



$6,032 12 



1919. 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



Amounts brought forward, 



$36,543 03 



$6,032 12 



Bath-house — Con. 

Drilling 43 88 

Dory, 43 00 

Tickets, etc., 41 18 

Basket, 37 50 

Elastigum, 37 08 

Material for flags, .... 26 10 

Medicines and attendance, . 21 00 

Cellar drainer, 18 28 

Sanitary napkins, .... 18 16 

Chairs 17 25 

Soap-powder, 13 81 

Laundry supplies, .... 12 81 

Uniform, 12 00 

Pails, 11 50 

Gauze, 9 21 

Mop wringers, 7 50 

Badges, 7 33 

Glasses 6 50 

Rolls for wringers, .... 6 50 

Brass checks 4 68 

Matches 2 30 

Brush 1 57 

Combs 1 08 

Suiting 87 

Express, 75 

$36,944 87 

Labor 564 68 

Waterproofing boiler house 464 67 

Broken stone 49 80 

Entrance construction 113 24 

Sand 28 50 

New wall, Sagamore Street, 28 00 

Advertising 22 00 

Stony Brook Reservation: — 

Installing pipe $180 00 

Water rates 23 80 

Labor, 7 50 

Repairs 1 10 

Grate 1 00 

Charles River, Upper Division: — 

Repairs $109 07 

Flags and pennants 57 58 

Water rates 42 60 

Landscape architect, 25 00 

Engineering: — ■ 

Services $18 17 

Expenses, 1 12 

" 19 29 

Signs 11 90 

Refreshment stand, ^ 5 20 

Cradock Bridge: — 
Telephone tolls $0 50 

Lynn Shore Reservation: — 
Repairs to sea wall $2,295 04 



38,215 76 



213 40 



270 64 



50 



2,295 04 



Amount carried forward, 



$47,027 46 



64 METROPOLITAN PARKS. [Jan. 

Amount brought forward, $47,027 46 

Quincy Shore Reservation: — 

Addition to sanitary building, $402 94 

Landscape architect, services, . . . . 35 58 

438 52 

Charles River, Lower Basin: — 

Relaying walks, $1,300 00 

Repairs 291 10 

Refund 100 00 

Test borings 50 40 

Bridge over Ballard's Creek 35 93 

Flags 29 72 

Uniforms 12 00 

1,819 85 

Middlesex Fells Parkway: — 

Removal of buildings $2,200 00 

Entrance construction, 125 52 

Telephone tolls 4 70 

2,330 22 

Mystic Valley Parkway: — 

Entrance construction $40 00 

Appraising land 1500 

55 00 

Revere Beach Parkway: — 

Entrance construction $82 32 

82 32 

Furnace Brook Parkway: — 

Landscape architect, services, $95 43 

Entrance construction, 1 73 

97 16 

Alewife Brook Parkway: — 

Iron fence $1,089 12 

Repairs to roadway 929 28 

Landscape architect 35 26 

2,053 66 

Old Colony Parkway: — 

Freight $21 93 

21 93 

Woburn Parkway: — 

Entrance construction, $40 00 

40 00 

New stores fund: — 

Repairs and grading, $358 18 

358 18 

Nantasket Beach Reservation: — 
Bath-house: — 

Pay rolls, $10,568 65 

Bathing suits, 3,061 60 

Repairs, 1,420 77 

Coal, 1,300 11 

Towels, , 1,026 90 

Water rates, 447 15 

Stockings, 261 00 



Amounts carried forward, . . $18,086 18 



$54,324 30 



1919.] 



PUBLIC DOCUMENT — No. 48. 



Amounts brought forward, 



$18,086 18 



$54,324 30 



Bath-house — Con. 

Engine room 218 88 

Toilet paper, 160 00 

Stationery 131 21 

Hardware 91 32 

Ice, 87 15 

! Bathing caps 82 80 

Lighting 75 08 

Soap 62 01 

Medicines and attendance, . . 59 39 

Paint, 58 05 

Duck suits 52 50 

Telephones 42 21 

Bathing checks 40 00 

Hose, '. 39 94 

Duck, 30 85 

Brooms, 26 25 

Baskets, 25 00 

Tickets, etc 20 75 

Uniform, manager 12 50 

Sand glasses, 10 00 

Badges, 6 42 

Gasoline cans 4 01 

Scrub brushes 3 77 

Coat 3 25 

Findings 2 60 

$19,432 12 

Repairs to buildings 8,352 65 

Labor, 996 61 

Coal, . • 939 00 

Steam mains: — 

Barber contract $548 20 

Engineer, . . . . . . 152 05 

700 25 

Painting buildings, 98 60 

Architect, services 25 00 

Nahant Beach Parkway: — 
Bath-house: — 

Pay rolls $5,182 88 

Bathing suits, ..... 1,622 53 

Towels, 506 34 

Coal, 388 01 

Stockings, 290 50 

Repairs, 223 02 

Lighting 222 66 

Stationery, 163 84 

Water rates, 113 87 

Lumber, ...... 113 13 

Neck rings 90 00 

Bathing caps 89 70 

Paint, ........ 75 92 

Telephones, 71 86 

Uniform, 38 38 

Hardware, ...... 31 80 

Tickets, etc., 25 27 

Findings 8 40 

Oil 5 50 

Combs and brushes 5 50 



30,544 23 



Amounts carried forward, 



$9,269 11 



$84,868 53 



66 



METROPOLITAN PARKS. 



[Jan. 



Amounts brought forward, . . $9,269 11 $84,868 53 

Bath-house — Con. 

Laundry, 4 56 

Postage 4 50 

Gauze, . ' 4 50 

Engine room, 3 56 

Rolls for wringers, .... 3 50 

Medicines and attendance, . . 2 70 

Soda 1 27 

$9,293 70 

Repairs to sea wall, 267 35 

Playgrounds, 142 50 

Advertising, 5 25 

9,708 80 

$94,577 33 

Balance Dec. L 1918 $138,503 86 



Metropolitan Parks Trust Fund. 

Balance Dec. 1, 1918 $1,998 03 



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